Metra ethereal CS-D2D
Optical digital-to-coaxial digital signal converter
Our take on the Metra ethereal CS-D2D by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
Easily convert digital connections
Metra's handy CS-D2D lets you convert an optical digital connection to a coaxial digital connection, and vice versa. This is useful when you have a limited number of available inputs on your receiver, or when you're connecting components that are separated by a long distance.
Minimize signal loss over long cable runs
A common scenario for this converter is changing over an optical digital connection to a coaxial connection so that it can be run over a long distance without signal loss. Say your TV is wall-mounted above your fireplace, and the cable run to your A/V closet is 50 feet away. Simply connect a CS-D2D to the optical digital cable that's connected to your TV's audio output. Then, use RG-6 coaxial cable to make your long-distance run. Finally, terminate each end of your cable with an RCA compression connection using a crimping tool.
One side of your new coaxial cable plugs into the converter, and the other side into a coaxial digital connection on your receiver. Voila — now all of your TV's streaming services like Netflix™ and YouTube™ will play through your surround sound receiver. You can also use the CS-D2D in situations where you're short on a given type of input. Want to connect your CD player or network streaming device to your receiver, but all of its optical digital connections are already in use? Simply install this converter in between your components and plug the source into a spare coaxial digital input instead.
- convert one digital audio connection to another
- coaxial digital and optical digital inputs and outputs
- supports PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS audio formats
- low-profile design is easy to install out of sight
- powered by the included DC adapter
- Note: cables not included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Optical/Coaxial digital-to-digital converter
- AC power supply (attached 58" DC cord)
- User Manual
Digital-to-Digital Format Converter: The Metra CS-D2D Digital-to-Digital Format Converter supports two-way digital audio conversion of Coaxial to Optical or Optical to Coaxial. It also amplifies S/PDIF audio signals and extends the transferring distance through Coaxial and/or Optical cables. Select on input from the Coaxial or Optical inputs and send S/PDIF audio signal to both Coaxial and Optical output ports simultaneously.
Dolby Digital, DTS, & PCM Compatible: The Metra CS-D2D Digital-to-Digital Format Converter supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and PCM digital audio signals.
Power Requirements: The Metra CS-D2D Digital-to-Digital Format Converter comes with an AC power supply (100-240V). It can also be powered via a 5V USB power port.
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Why did you buy this?
After struggling to get optical sound from my receiver and/or cable box, your advisor, Troy, has suggested I try this, so I am. Certainly, Troy knows more about electronics, and how to treat a customer than my cable company does!! And, so do the rest of your advisors I have had contact with. Your entire company rocks!! [ angie Aug 14, 2018 ]
Needed a converter for my Sennheiser RR Flex connection to my audio receiver [ Jim Dec 17, 2017 ]
Unique product. Not available on Amazon. [ dough_roller Dec 13, 2017 ]